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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927251/fecal-microbiota-transplantation-past-present-and-future-perspectives
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Stefano Bibbò, Gianluca Ianiro, Antonio Gasbarrini, Giovanni Cammarota
Gut microbiota is known to play a main role in regulating both health and disease in humans. Strategies for the therapeutic modulation of gut microbiota are therefore expected to give a relevant contribution in the management of disorders associated with its impairment. Among these options, one of the most renowned is fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT). A growing body of evidence showed clearly that FMT is an effective treatment against recurrent Clostridium difficile infection. Moreover, it was shown to be a promising therapy for the management of several noncommunicable disorders, including inflammatory bowel diseases and metabolic disorders...
December 2017: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923336/-sexual-behaviour-and-human-immunodeficiency-virus-testing-in-university-students-from-cuzco-peru
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M Paz Bermúdez, M Teresa Ramiro, Inmaculada Teva, Tamara Ramiro-Sánchez, Gualberto Buela-Casal
OBJECTIVE: To analyse sexual behaviour, HIV testing, HIV testing intentions and reasons for not testing for HIV in university students from Cuzco (Peru). METHODS: The sample comprised 1,377 university students from several institutions from Cuzco (Peru). The size of the sample was set according to a maximum 3% error estimation and a 97% confidence interval. Ages ranged from 16 to 30 years old. The data were collected through a self-administered, anonymous and voluntary questionnaire regarding sexual behaviour and HIV testing...
September 15, 2017: Gaceta Sanitaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922998/risk-preferences-in-surrogate-decision-making
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Eleonore Batteux, Eamonn Ferguson, Richard J Tunney
There is growing evidence that decisions made on behalf of other people differ from the decisions we make for ourselves because we are less affected by the subjective experience of their outcome. As a result, the decisions we make for other people can be more optimal. This experiment investigated surrogate decision making using a probability discounting task where participants made choices between risky and sure options. Psychological distance between the decision maker and the recipient was manipulated by having participants make decisions for themselves, their friend, and another unknown participant...
July 2017: Experimental Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922127/jointly-learning-structured-analysis-discriminative-dictionary-and-analysis-multiclass-classifier
#4
Zhao Zhang, Weiming Jiang, Jie Qin, Li Zhang, Fanzhang Li, Min Zhang, Shuicheng Yan
In this paper, we propose an analysis mechanism-based structured analysis discriminative dictionary learning (ADDL) framework. The ADDL seamlessly integrates ADDL, analysis representation, and analysis classifier training into a unified model. The applied analysis mechanism can make sure that the learned dictionaries, representations, and linear classifiers over different classes are independent and discriminating as much as possible. The dictionary is obtained by minimizing a reconstruction error and an analytical incoherence promoting term that encourages the subdictionaries associated with different classes to be independent...
September 14, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915195/hyperchloremia-is-associated-with-acute-kidney-injury-in-patients-with-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-not-sure
#5
Shouyin Jiang, Yehua Shen, Xiaogang Zhao
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913167/ictal-conduction-aphasia-and-ictal-angular-gyrus-syndrome-as-rare-manifestations-of-epilepsy-the-importance-of-ictal-testing-during-video-eeg-monitoring
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Johann Philipp Zöllner, Anja Haag, Anke Hermsen, Sebastian Bauer, Friederike Stahl, Karina Wulf, Katja Menzler, Philipp S Reif, Marlies Wagner, Axel Pagenstecher, Ulrich Sure, Susanne Knake, Felix Rosenow, Adam Strzelczyk
The aim of these two case reports is to demonstrate that a predefined, structured, multimodal clinical bed-side testing during seizures in a long-term video-EEG monitoring setting facilitates diagnosis of complex neuropsychological syndromes. To the best of our knowledge, we present the first case of conduction aphasia as the sole ictal semiology, and a patient with focal seizures producing an angular gyrus syndrome in the speech dominant hemisphere. The relevance of diagnosing ictal aphasic and angular gyrus syndromes and localizing the symptomatogenic zone is discussed...
2017: Epilepsy & Behavior Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912388/-osteoporosis-liaison-service-and-nutrition-counseling-and-education
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Noriko Tsukahara
Nutritional counseling as part of the Osteoporosis Liaison Service(OLS)should provide active nutritional counseling and lifestyle guidance by referring to the detailed methods for conducting "nutritional status assessments", an item of OLS-7, a detailed activity outcome measure of the OLS. After conducting adequate nutritional assessments, the goals for each stage of behavior change should be established, aiming to set roughly one goal for a specified period of time and increasing the goals once improvements have been made...
2017: Clinical Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904922/report-of-a-case-and-review-of-literature-of-internal-hernia-through-peritoneal-defect-in-pouch-of-douglas-a-rare-occurrence
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Vamseedharan Muthukumar, Sarveswaran Venugopal, Surees Kumar Subramaniam
Intestinal obstruction attributable to internal hernia as a cause is a rare phenomenon with a reported incidence of 0.6%-5.8%. Internal hernias ensuing as a result of defect in the pouch of Douglas is extremely rare with only six such cases reported so far in the literature. We present a case of 74-year-old posthysterectomy status female who presented with features of intestinal obstruction. Intraoperatively, the site of obstruction was found to be a rent in the peritoneum of the pouch of Douglas through which a loop of ileum was found herniating...
July 2017: International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904446/levodopa-history-and-therapeutic-applications
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Sujith Ovallath, Bahiya Sulthana
Levodopa - the aromatic amino acid L-3,4-dihydroxy phenylalanine has held the attention of neurologists and pharmacologists alike for more than half a century. Even though extensive research has been done across the globe in treatment of Parkinson's disease, with different molecules, none could replace the gold standard treatment or provide complete relief for the debilitated. Although research brought us better tips and tricks to modulate the dopamine blood levels to balance between the desired and deleterious effects, it could never replace the basic substrate...
July 2017: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902320/-investing-in-health-the-economic-case-report-of-the-wish-investing-in-health-forum-2016
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Gavin Yamey, Naomi Beyeler, Hester Wadge, Dean Jamison
Developing country governments and aid agencies face difficult decisions on how best to allocate their finite resources. Investments in many different sectors -including education, water and sanitation, transportation, and health- can all reap social and economic benefits. This report focuses specifically on the health sector. It presents compelling evidence of the value of scaling-up health investments. The economic case for increasing these investments in health has never been stronger. Having made progress in reducing maternal and child mortality, and deaths from infectious diseases, it is essential that policymakers do not become complacent...
May 2017: Salud Pública de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901394/overexpression-of-atp5b-promotes-cell-proliferation-in-asthma
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Jianhong Zuo, Mingsheng Lei, Meilin Wen, Yikun Chen, Zhigang Liu
Asthma is a complicated systemic disease of the airways, which is characterized by variable symptoms, including bronchial hyper‑responsive-ness, inflammation and airflow obstruction. The prevalence of asthma has increased 2‑3‑fold over recent decades in developed countries; however, the molecular mechanism of asthma remains unclear. In the current study, the expression of recombinant protein Dermatophagoides farinaeI (Derf I) was induced by isopropyl β‑D‑1‑thiogalactoside (IPTG) and purified using Ni‑NTA...
August 31, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899670/definition-pathogenesis-and-management-of-that-cursed-dyspepsia
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REVIEW
Pramoda Koduru, Malcolm Irani, Eamonn M M Quigley
Dyspepsia is an umbrella term used to encompass a number of symptoms thought to originate from the upper gastrointestinal tract. These symptoms are relatively non-specific; not surprisingly, therefore, a myriad of conditions may present with any one or a combination of these symptoms. Therein lies the clinician's first challenge: detecting the minority who may have a potentially life-threatening disorder, such as gastric cancer, from a population whose symptoms are, for the most part, considered functional in origin...
September 9, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893034/the-effect-of-diabetes-mellitus-type-i-on-periodontal-and-dental-status
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Rokhsareh Sadeghi, Ferial Taleghani, Samira Mohammadi, Zahra Zohri
INTRODUCTION: Diabetes mellitus type I is a chronic metabolic disease with an autoimmune origin. The initial manifestations mainly appear during childhood and its prevalence is on the rise in many countries. Some of the complications of diabetes mellitus are problems related to oro-dental structures and periodontal diseases. AIM: The present study was undertaken to evaluate the relationship between diabetes mellitus type I and dental and periodontal status in Tehran, Iran...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885145/reinforcement-learning-for-constrained-energy-trading-games-with-incomplete-information
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Huiwei Wang, Tingwen Huang, Xiaofeng Liao, Haitham Abu-Rub, Guo Chen
This paper considers the problem of designing adaptive learning algorithms to seek the Nash equilibrium (NE) of the constrained energy trading game among individually strategic players with incomplete information. In this game, each player uses the learning automaton scheme to generate the action probability distribution based on his/her private information for maximizing his own averaged utility. It is shown that if one of admissible mixed-strategies converges to the NE with probability one, then the averaged utility and trading quantity almost surely converge to their expected ones, respectively...
October 2017: IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873087/women-s-and-men-s-reports-of-past-year-prevalence-of-intimate-partner-violence-and-rape-and-women-s-risk-factors-for-intimate-partner-violence-a-multicountry-cross-sectional-study-in-asia-and-the-pacific
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Rachel Jewkes, Emma Fulu, Ruchira Tabassam Naved, Esnat Chirwa, Kristin Dunkle, Regine Haardörfer, Claudia Garcia-Moreno
BACKGROUND: Understanding the past-year prevalence of male-perpetrated intimate partner violence (IPV) and risk factors is essential for building evidence-based prevention and monitoring progress to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5.2, but so far, population-based research on this remains very limited. The objective of this study is to compare the population prevalence rates of past-year male-perpetrated IPV and nonpartner rape from women's and men's reports across 4 countries in Asia and the Pacific...
September 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870181/-engaging-with-birth-stories-in-pregnancy-a-hermeneutic-phenomenological-study-of-women-s-experiences-across-two-generations
#16
Lesley Kay, Soo Downe, Gill Thomson, Kenny Finlayson
BACKGROUND: The birth story has been widely understood as a crucial source of knowledge about childbirth. What has not been reported is the effect that birth stories may have on primigravid women's understandings of birth. Findings are presented from a qualitative study exploring how two generations of women came to understand birth in the milieu of other's stories. The prior assumption was that birth stories must surely have a positive or negative influence on listeners, steering them towards either medical or midwifery-led models of care...
September 4, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868200/the-open-access-video-collection-project-hernesniemi-s-1001-and-more-microsurgical-videos-of-neurosurgery-a-legacy-for-educational-purposes
#17
Joham Choque-Velasquez, Danil A Kozyrev, Roberto Colasanti, Peeraphong Thiarawat, Patcharin Intarakhao, Behnam Rezai Jahromi, Juha Hernesniemi
BACKGROUND: Neurosurgical educational programs and courses are helpful to improve the quality of training. Moreover, nowadays, online activities may represent a very useful tool to globally enhance neurosurgical education. The "Hernesniemi's 1001 and more microneurosurgical videos" project aims to show the microsurgical style developed by the senior author and his TEAMs in more than 40 years of experience. METHODS: More than 1100 high-definition videos of microneurosurgical operations performed by the senior author were carefully edited...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868141/we-need-a-nice-for-global-development-spending
#18
Kalipso Chalkidou, Anthony J Culyer, Amanda Glassman, Ryan Li
With aid budgets shrinking in richer countries and more money for healthcare becoming available from domestic sources in poorer ones, the rhetoric of value for money or improved efficiency of aid spending is increasing. Taking healthcare as one example, we discuss the need for and potential benefits of (and obstacles to) the establishment of a national institute for aid effectiveness. In the case of the UK, such an institute would help improve development spending decisions made by DFID, the country's aid agency, as well as by the various multilaterals, such as the Global Fund, through which British aid monies is channelled...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867564/different-histories-of-two-highly-variable-ltr-retrotransposons-in-sunflower-species
#19
Flavia Mascagni, Andrea Cavallini, Tommaso Giordani, Lucia Natali
In the Helianthus genus, very large intra- and interspecific variability related to two specific retrotransposons of Helianthus annuus (Helicopia and SURE) exists. When comparing these two sequences to sunflower sequence databases recently produced by our lab, the Helicopia family was shown to belong to the Maximus/SIRE lineage of the Sirevirus genus of the Copia superfamily, whereas the SURE element (whose superfamily was not even previously identified) was classified as a Gypsy element of the Ogre/Tat lineage of the Metavirus genus...
August 31, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863125/ethical-considerations-on-disclosure-when-medical-error-is-discovered-during-medicolegal-death-investigation
#20
Dwayne A Wolf, Stacy A Drake, Francine K Snow
In the course of fulfilling their statutory role, physicians performing medicolegal investigations may recognize clinical colleagues' medical errors. If the error is found to have led directly to the patient's death (missed diagnosis or incorrect diagnosis, for example), then the forensic pathologist has a professional responsibility to include the information in the autopsy report and make sure that the family is appropriately informed. When the error is significant but did not lead directly to the patient's demise, ethical questions may arise regarding the obligations of the medical examiner to disclose the error to the clinicians or to the family...
August 31, 2017: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
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